Joining Chambers

Swansea Barristers


Pendragon Chambers are always interested in talking to potential new tenants who may be considering joining our existing practice groups or who may bring a new specialism.

If you are interested in joining us, please e-mail initially to determine whether or not there may be an opportunity for you. Once we have opened discussions with you, we will progress them to a conclusion as quickly as possible, and of course all this will be done in the utmost confidence.


New pupillage opportunities will be advertised when available.

Third Six Pupillages

We periodically invite applications for 3rd six pupillages within our specialised Civil and Family teams. Similar to full pupillages, we seek outstanding candidates who can showcase advanced competencies and attributes across various areas outlined in our Pupillage Selection Criteria.

Successful applicants will demonstrate the refinement of their professional skills throughout their initial pupillage term and exhibit a genuine dedication to their chosen areas of specialisation. Typically, 3rd sixes are offered with the intention of eventual tenancy.

Individuals interested in applying are encouraged to reach out to our Practice Manager, Matthew Harding (, to enquire about current opportunities for 3rd six pupils within specific teams and request an application form.

Mini-pupillage Policy

A small number of Mini-Pupillages are available to suitable candidates who have already decided that they are pursuing a career at the Bar. Places are competitive. Mini-Pupillages are usually for a week although can be for 3 days by arrangement. Mini-pupils will be expected to be able to travel independently. It is a requirement that all mini-pupils sign a GDPR compliant confidentiality agreement and be appropriately dressed in dark business dress. Please carefully read the following document before applying:

Minimum requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 Bs at A Level (or equivalent)*
  • Have completed a minimum of 2 years’ LLB study OR be a graduate and currently enrolled on the PGDL

Priority will be given to those who can demonstrate clear commitment to the Bar generally, who demonstrate a keenness to practise in those areas of law where Pendragon has expertise and those who ultimately would seek to practise in South Wales. Such commitment can be demonstrated for example by:

  • Student Membership of an Inn of Court
  • Having a place on the BPTC or currently studying for the BPTC
  • Having obtained previous mini-pupillages
  • Other relevant advocacy or work experience

If you meet these criteria then please email the practice manager Matthew Harding ( with a full CV including a covering letter explaining how you meet the selection criteria.

*Chambers is always willing to review these minimum qualification requirements based on exceptional circumstances which can be evidenced.